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This Starbucks employee's act of kindness to a deaf customer is just the best

“She asked me “what you want drink?” in sign language.”

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, American man Ibby Piracha walked into his local Starbucks just like he does around three times a week.

The staff had got to know Ibby from his regular visits – and they also knew he was deaf.

So a female cashier handed him this note

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Ibby posted the lovely photo to Facebook on Friday. The Starbucks cashier had started learning American Sign Language just to help Ibby out:

Oh, I gotta love this place. Starbucks woman cashier, she wrote it to me and she knew I am deaf. I am surprised she learning sign language because I attend to Starbucks 3 times in a week.

His story has gone super viral – with nearly 4000 shares and over 14000 likes on Facebook – and the pure dedication of the Starbucks worker is winning serious praise.

He continued:

She asked me “what you want drink?” in sign language. I am so blessed with her. I think she realized Leesburg, VA have deaf people. Please share this post to everyone. I want hearing people would understand about hearing community supporting for the deaf community.

Once his story went global over the weekend, Ibby told a local news station just how much it meant to him:

She actually wanted to learn a different language…sign language is really a totally different language and it was something that she wanted to do because of me? Because I was a deaf customer? I was very, very impressed.

*applause*

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